They’re Back!

19 May

All the news just now is that we are about to be invaded by Cicadas. Hardly earth shattering, although they certainly can be ear shattering. When I went out to get the mail this morning I found half dozen or so on the Hosta along the drive. There aren’t any on the trees so far, so maybe they are hatching first in the shade?

Already, people on the neighborhood bulletin board are asking how to kill them, while others are telling them not to do so. FWIW, when the cicadas have just crawled out of their shells, and are still soft and pink, they are supposed to be edible, and can be fixed the way you fix shrimp – with the same caveat, that if you are allergic to shellfish, you’d be best to avoid them.

Can you eat cicadas? Yes, and here’s how to catch, cook and snack on them. – The Washington Post

I’ll keep you posted!

One Response to “They’re Back!”

  1. Bill Spencer May 21, 2021 at 1:01 am #

    Thanks, Dani, for that “out”. I avoid shellfish because of the cholesterol so now I have an excuse for not eating cicadas.

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